Meet the Team
Educators, moms, and so much more! Learn more about our team
Founder/Owner and Academic Coach
Specialties: Reading & Math (K-Algebra 1)
Jessica graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and is currently in the process of finishing her Master's in Reading Education. She started The Learning Room three years ago and has since brought on her fellow coaches and former teachers Christy and Ashley to help her support more students. During her four years in the classroom, she worked with kindergarten, second-grade, and fifth-grade students.
She's the mom of two boys and a military spouse, and her happy place is at the beach with a good book.
Specialties: Pre-K to Grade 3 Phonics, Math, Reading & Social-Emotional Learning
Geena graduated from Rider University in 2015 with a degree in Elementary Education. She is also certified in Early Childhood Education and Psychology. After teaching 2nd grade for 6 years, Geena transitioned to working with students virtually and writing curriculum. When she's not teaching, Geena loves to read, knit, and spend time with her husband and their 2 cats and rescue dog.
Specialties: Reading & Math (K-5), Wilson Reading Certified
Jana graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in
Early Childhood Education. She taught in both public and private sectors for thirty-four years. She also tutored and was Interim Director and Summer Supplemental Program Director at Southridge Learning Center. During her tenure, she specialized in programs using hands-on, multi-modality, multiple intelligences approaches. She is a wife, mother of five, and grandmother of two whose goal is to inspire confidence and a love of learning in children.
Specialties: Math (K-12), AVID, Wilson Reading Certified
Mariah has been working in the classroom for the past six years, teaching all things math. She holds an Associate's degree in Science and Bachelor's degrees in Elementary Education, Special Education, and Educational Services, and she is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Secondary Mathematics. She's worked with a wide range of students (2 years old-high school) and is comfortable teaching math K-12.
Mariah is a mom of 5, and her favorite thing is to go to the beach and listen to the waves.